08 May 2009

Mr. George P. Dure, Well Known Traveling Man

Image by James Allen.
George Powell Dure was buried in the Cabiness Ridge section of Rose Hill Cemetery. He was laid to rest in the DURE Family Plot. George's parents and wife Carrie Sewell are nearby.

George was the son of Capt. George Augustus Dure and Julia Kendrick. He was born 21 October 1868. George married Carrie Sewell (1865-1902) about 1886, and they had a son, George L. Dure.

George and Carrie are found with her parents in the 1900 Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, US Federal Census. The household was on New Street. George's occupation was listed as traveling salesman.

George Powell Dure died 7 February 1902 at Americus, Georgia, after an illness. The status of his illness, his death, and his funeral were chronicled in the Macon Weekly Telegraph (Viewed online at GenealogyBank):

4 February 1902 -
Macon Young Man Who Is Almost Hopelessly Ill at Americus.

A telephone message from Americus states that Mr. George P. Dure has taken a decided turn for the worse. His mother left last night for his bedside. There seems little hope for his recovery."

7 February 1902 -
A Former Citizen of Macon is Seriously Ill at Americus.

Mr. George P. Dure, son of Capt. Geo. A. Dure, is seriously ill at his residence in Americus. Mr. Dure has been in a critical condition for the past several days, but he was better yesterday than formerly. His physician states that should he live through today he will recover."

8 February 1902 -
Well Known Traveling Man From Macon Passed Away After Long Illness.

Mr. George P. Dure, son of Capt. and Mrs. George A. Dure, and brother of Mr. Leon S. Dure, Mrs. George Cherry, Misses Nellie and Lillie Dure of Macon and Mrs. Frank A. Coburn of Valdosta, died last night at 9 o'clock at his home in Americus, after an illness of several weeks. A telephone message was received by Capt. Dure last night telling of the death. Mr. Leon Dure left at once to bring the remains to Macon.

Mr. Dure leaves a wife and two children.

The remains will arrive in the city this afternoon. The funeral will take place some time tomorrow. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made."

9 February 1902 -
It Will Occur This Afternoon at 3 O'Clock.

The funeral [for] Mr. George P. Dure, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Dure, will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of his parents, 721 Pint street.

Mr. Dure leaves a wife and one child. Mrs. Dure before her marriage was Miss Carrie Sewell of Macon.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. H. O. Judd, rector of St. Paul's church. The interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery."

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